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Clouds over Honister Pass in the Lake District, England #2

Clouds over Honister Pass in the Lake District, England

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One of my pleasures is driving, and when on holiday I'll seek out interesting and challenging roads to explore.

So when my wife Liz and I decided on a long weekend in England's Lake District, out came the maps to plan some routes.

I was fortunate in that, along with a lot of lakes, the Lake District also has a lot of mountains, crisscrossed with some great, narrow, winding roads.

One such is the Honister Pass, linking Seatoller to Buttermere.

With a 1 in 4 gradient at places and spectacular views, the Honister Pass proved to be a great drive, and to cap it all there's a slate mine and cafe at the highest point, which is where we stopped for a cuppa and for me to shoot the hundreds of still images needed to create my Honister Pass Timelapse #1 video, from which I selected this frame as a stand-alone composition.

The weather this high up was dramatic to say the least, with a stiff breeze blowing heavy storm clouds over the surrounding peaks, and I only just managed to get my shoot in before a squall passed by, drenching everything and everyone in driving rain.

Still, we didn't come up the Honister Pass expecting to sunbathe!

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Lake District Compilation #1
Honister Pass Timelapse #1

Image data

Filename - lake district honister pass 02

Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR

Lens - 24-105mm Zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/25 sec @ f/8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Location - Honister Pass, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - This image is one of hundreds taken to create my Honister Pass Timelapse #1 video.